These choices are based on our entries to the Evangelical Press Association and the Associated Church Press awards competitions.
Behind The Banner
Featuring bimonthly (and sometimes more frequent) posts, this blog seeks to give our readers a behind-the-curtains peek into how things operate at The Banner.
- December 16, 2022| |
Thirteen of the 25 most-accessed online Banner stories in 2022 had to do with Synod 2022, which recommended the human sexuality report and declared that “unchastity” includes homosexual sex.
- September 30, 2022| |
I think it is time to publicly reply to these questions about why we publish articles on issues where the denomination disagrees to benefit a wider audience.
- July 7, 2022| |
What goes into reporting from synod? Glad you asked!
- March 18, 2022| |
I know what we do online is tracked one way or another but what does The Banner know about me?
- February 25, 2022| |
One recurring question I get as its editor in chief is whether The Banner will ever consider going entirely digital, forgoing its print form.
- January 21, 2022| |
Let’s look back one last time to some of our best from 2021.
- December 10, 2021| |
Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, The Banner will close the online commenting function on its website.
- October 15, 2021| |
It’s important to us to share worthy letters with our general readership on the Reply All page.
- September 17, 2021| |
I was hesitant to write this blog because I was afraid it might come across as bragging.
- June 18, 2021| |
“An independent, nonprofit, and award-winning source of global news on religion, spirituality, culture, and ethics,” Religion News Service is a helpful way to keep Banner readers informed.
- May 21, 2021| |
Here are the past eight movie reviews we’ve run in The Banner, plus a note from me about my rationale for assigning, writing, or accepting a pitch for the review.
- April 23, 2021| |
Some think we have double standards or even some sort of reverse discrimination. The real reason, however, is a lot more innocuous.
- March 19, 2021| |
The more funds we can raise through advertising and donations, the less we need to rely on ministry shares.
- February 19, 2021| |
Anyone who wants The Banner can get it for free, regardless of denominational membership. But they have to ask for it.
- January 29, 2021| |
I frequently field questions about The Banner’s varying ways of writing about death, so here’s the scoop.
- November 20, 2020| |
So many books, so little time, right? How do we narrow it down?
- October 16, 2020| |
The Christian Reformed Church offers a breadth of ministry today that is practically unheard of for a denomination of our size.
- September 18, 2020| |
In the past, The Banner used to have an entire page of reader-submitted jokes.
- August 21, 2020| |
Telling the church what the church is doing is the job of The Banner news editors and correspondents.
- July 17, 2020| |
We share the stories that don’t get heard or magnified anywhere else.
- June 23, 2020| |
By justice, we do not merely mean equal treatment for all but also being intellectually just or fair to different viewpoints.
- June 5, 2020| |
These 2005 guidelines also note that The Banner needs to “be easily read” yet “be challenging” and be consistently of high quality.
- May 29, 2020| |
The Banner is the official magazine of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, but it is neither the CRC’s megaphone nor its independent critic.